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SecurityTab in file explorer

I've tries both the Registry editor resetting the 'NoSecurityTab' from 0 to 1 and then back, and disabling it in Local Group Policy editor, and both are not working, the security tab is still not ...
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How to copy (in clipboard) detailed information of a file without Powershell?

I would like to come back on a previous question: "How to copy (in clipboard) detailed information of a file?". That question has been answered using Powershell, and the solution is working ...
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In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog?

In Windows 10 21H2, how to change the target of a folder shortcut if the Shortcut tab is not available in Properties dialog? I googled but had no luck.
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Why can't I edit audio file proprieties?

So I just downloaded a song and it works just fine, the pc can open and play it. But it dosen't let me edit the details like "Artist" or "Album" and it's blank. And if I use and ...
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I have two folders in the same location but only one allows me to set the icon. See image

I'm trying to give Google Drive and OneDrive their own folder icons, but the OneDrive folder is missing an option under Properties > Customize that the Google Drive folder has. I tried using the ...
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Two machines have the same "tree" but a different number of directories (under Properties)

I mirror a directory from server A to Server B nightly (the software doesn't matter in this case). If I run a tree command on both servers, import those trees into Word and run a compare, there is no ...
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Change rar icon [closed]

How Can I Change a Specific RAR File? not all of them? for example I have Fonts RAR and this is icon for change this RAR file
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VBA PowerPoint author protect

I know from the Excel, that it is possible to write a VBA to protect the author name, so no one can change it and take credit for your work. I have once read that the Excel VBA is something like when ...
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Viewing users in windows group

When right clicking on a file and selecting 'properties' 'security' then it shows a list of users and groups. Namely my account; 'administrator' group account; 'Everyone' group account and 'SYSTEM' ...
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dump all USB device properties into file [closed]

I am looking for a way to dump all the USB devices' properties (e.g. Device description, Friendly name, Driver key, ...etc.) that are usually found under details in device manager, Windows. any ...
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Different folder size when accessed via mapped drive vs. NAS address

I used robocopy to backup my SSD. To verify success, in Windows 10 file explorer, I navigate to the source and destination containing folders, respectively, right-click on the respective folders, ...
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Set custom default Location and Comment in Printer Properties?

This might be an eclectic question, but is there a way to change the default "Location" and "Comment" in printer properties? I work at a tech place and troubleshoot many various ...
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How do you change the date modified on a file?

I recorded many photos and videos with an Akoso action camera, but I never thought to change the camera's stored time. Only after creation of the files did I see that date and time stamps were saved ...
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SharePoint: Global search in specific columns

:-) What I want: I have a simple List in Sharepoint 2016 where I added the custom text-column Keywords. Now I want to search this column in the global search, like Keywords:Test. How it already ...
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Windows 7 doesn't remove all image EXIF data

Why doesn't Windows 7 remove all image EXIF data? The thing is that I don't remember this being an issue in the past. Could it be the case that Window 7 only looks for specific EXIF attributes, ...
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VBScript to extract "Date Taken" from a photo

I was wondering if the "Date Taken" property of an image file can be extracted using VBScript? I know other properties such as date created, modified, accessed can be accessed and already have a ...
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Python 3.6 not found as a choice of applications in Ubuntu 18.04 properties

Despite extensive research, trial-n-error, uninstalling and re-installing, I can not get any of my python scripts to run from other than a terminal command line. The scripts once had the python icon, ...
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Can I unhide a single folder or file with batch script?

I want to make a script that can unhide a single given file or folder. This question covers how to switch between hiding or unhiding all files, but I want to know how to do the same for only one given ...
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Data rate explained

If you go to the properties of a video file (specifically an MP4), under details, under video, it gives a 'data rate'. What does this mean? I had a 14 min vid, which I cut down to a 8 min video (...
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Auditing Entries in a server

Whenever I right click on a folder, and go to the security tab then advanced, there is a tab for auditing. My question is, whichever user or group we enter here, does it mean that only whatever these ...
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Why I cannot get the value of some properties?

Since I can know the Get-Host have some properties by Get-Host|Get-Member But why I cannot get it by Get-Host.Version orGet-Host.UI?And any method can help to get the item in the result of Get-Host ...
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How to Disable/Enable Protocols of a Specific Adapter via Command Line or Registry Edit

I need to figure out a way to automate the disabling of certain network protocols of specific network adapters. I know I can open up the window and uncheck the various protocols such as "Internet ...
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Remove all attributes/properties of mkv movies

I have too many movies in some hierarchical data structure starting from a directory. I need to remove all their attribute/properties, because some of them have wrong information, and honestly I don't ...
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Docx date properties not formatted like system dates

I have set the Windows 10 short date format to yyyy.MM.dd (in Control Panel Region settings), but when I look at a docx file's Properties from within Word 2016, I see dates formatted as dd/MM/yyyy. ...
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How to add security tab to the drive properties in Windows 10?

I can't seem to access security tab for my drive E: in Windows 10. The one when you go to properties: I tried all recommended methods I could find online but they don't work for Windows 10. Any idea ...
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Modifying properties/metadata of .mkv files

I tried to modify the Tags property by right-clicking an .mkv file and then selecting Properties - Details, like I did for other filetypes (like .mp4), but I was not able to do the same in that case. ...
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How to read pdf custom properties using Powershell

I am trying to read custom Document properties of PDF file using PowerShell script. I could able to read Microsoft documents, but I am unable to read PDF metadata. Your reply is highly appreciated. I ...
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How can I make Finder display video file duration?

I have to open the files in VLC to see what the file duration is which frankly is ridiculous due to Finder not showing any information, even if I look in Get Info there is nothing Is there a way to ...
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How do I add command line arguments (parameters) for pinned applications on Windows 10?

On Windows 10 I'd like to add command line arguments (parameters) for "pinned" applications in my "Start" area. But when I right click a pinned app, I don't see something like "Preferences". Is ...
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How to change window properties for Visual Studio Command Prompt?

Visual Studio installs shortcuts for a few command prompts. You can get to them via Start → All Programs → Visual Studio → Visual Studio Tools → Visual Studio Command Prompt. I have two problems with ...
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How to view local drive properties

I was using windows 8.1, suddenly something happens and some files goes corrupt ( may due to some virus). And now can't start my pc. I know I can repair the files using windows DVD, but due to virus ...
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Server 2012 R2 Properties Dropdown and Ribbon

These two screenshots are from two different Windows Server 2012 R2 machines. They were both deployed from ISO and patched to current. Why does right-clicking on "This PC" result in a dropdown menu ...
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How to know the compression level of a PNG file and whether it is lossy?

Can I know whether a PNG file was compressed and how (at least, whether it was a lossless compression) in Windows? When I open the standard file properties dialog from the Windows Explorer, I see no ...
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"allow row to break across pages" doesn't work in my MS word 2013

I am an Office 2013 x64 Win7 user. In MS Word, when I select an entire table which is broken across the page -> right click -> table properties -> 'Row' tab -> deselect "allow row to break across ...
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How can I read out internal pdf creation/modified date with Windows PowerShell?

PDF files seem to have a separate set of file properties which contain (among others) a creation date and a modified date (see screenshot here: http://ventajamarketing.com/writingblog/wp-content/...
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how to enable 'Properties' button of TCP/IPv4 in Network connections in Windows 7

In the Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections, I have a Wireless Network Connection. When I right-click on it, a properties dialog opens. Now, I need to change the IP address for TCP/...
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Why does clicking on Windows 7 Printer Properties Result In Driver Not Installed?

The question I need to ask is has anyone heard of getting a "driver not installed" error when clicking on a printer's properties on Windows 7, and is there a workaround? Here are the details of the ...
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How to change "comments" on files in windows from command line?

In windows on certain files users are able to change the "comments" on the file. This can be done by right clicking the file -> properties -> Details as shown in this image Questions Is there a way ...
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Compatibility wizard error and occasionally missing compatibility Properties tab

I have two probably related problems with Windows' Compatibility mode. Compatibility tab missing, but not on all programs The title is rather self-explanatory, but let me show you: the Properties ...
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What does it mean when a file is blocked in Windows?

When some files are downloaded from the internet, they are blocked. Some files can still be opened even if they are blocked... I can see whether a file is blocked by opening the file properties (...
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Windows - two options for stop the scheduled jobs - why?

Every time I set a scheduled job in Windows I promised myself to get correct information about why the properties contain two option for stop job:- So: I try to set a SJ to run at every N minutes. In ...
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Can I change the properties of all files to show info similar to the folder templates properties?

I use Windows Explorer every day to manage large groups of files. I modified the folder templates in Windows 7 to display the properties that are important to me. (Ex: Name, size, length, date created,...
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Viewing extended file properties via command line in Linux

In Windows it is possible to open explorer and add columns to view additional information about a file. For example in the image below, I added the columns for Company, Copyright and Description: I ...
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open program instead system properties - windows 7

I want to open another program (like everest) to show system information instead the default windows 7 system information window when right-clicking on computer Is there a way to replace the action ...
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MS Word 2010 - Change Displayed Doc Properties in File>Info

When you click File > Info in Word 2010, you can view/edit the common properties for the document. I have added some custom properties like "Approver", "Date Completed", "Version" etc. These are used ...
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stripping properties and personal information from .odt files on linux? [duplicate]

I have a few files that have fields of properties and personal information that I want to remove, the format is .odt. Basically, I want to strip out everything. What utilities are available for the ...
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What are the best WiFi settings for my situation?

I am trying to tweak my WiFi settings on the router and on my laptop so I can enjoy using the WiFi at my attic. For now I only get headaches because I cannot move freely around with my laptop at the ...
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What is "Green TX" in WiFi (Atheros AR5B97 adapter for laptop)

In the device options I am trying to get the most out of my card but I am wondering what Green TX (on/off) is? I can't find it on google. So, what does Green TX mean and what is it for, what does it ...
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Custom video icon for a single video file in windows 7 file explorer

Recently I found a video on the net ( a .mp4 file), and when I had it on my computer with Windows7, I noticed its thumbnail was not the average windows 7 video thumbnail (which looks like a piece of ...
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How to widen properties windows/dialogs in Windows 7?

I need to widen some properties windows/dialogs in Windows 7 to be able to read some very long paths. How can I do this? Thanks! PS: I have already tried ResizeEnable and AuthoHotKeys, and let's ...
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